Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Critical Appraisal of Real-World Evidence

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

December 2-4, 2020

Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

February 3-5, 2021

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: April 15-16, 2021

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Mid Term Meeting


May 5-6, 2021

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

Next Webinar in October!

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


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Speaker: Teresita Bellido
Date: Thursday, 12th December 2020, 16:00-17:00 CET
In cooperation with

Pathophysiology of diabetic bone disease

Speaker: Richard Eastell, University of Sheffield
Date: Thursday, 26th January 2021, 14:00-15:00 CET

It is possible that the study of bone biochemistry could provide some insights into the changes in bone quality in diabetes. Studies so far have shown that most bone turnover markers are reduced in both types of diabetes, although the results are not entirely consistent. The levels of the markers relate to diabetes control. There is evidence that bone regulatory factors such as sclerostin may be abnormal in diabetes. Finally, there are increases in advanced glycation end products that might also give a clue to changes in bone strength in this disease. I will review the evidence for each.

Webinar Recordings

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Register based research – from bench to bedside, the power of big data on public and personal health

Speaker: Andrea Burden (ETH), Peter Vestergaard (STENO)
Date: November 2020

Bioenergetics, mitochondria and diabetes

Speaker: Dr. Paula Fernandez Guerra, SDU
Date: October 2020

Good Scientific Practice

Speaker: Martina Rauner, Ben Wielockx, TUD
Date: September 2020